North Texas Jazz - The Jiri Levicek Trio
Friday, October 23, 2009 - 7:30 p.m.
Three top members of the One O'Clock Lab Band of the University of North Texas make up the Jiri Levicek Trio, led by pianist Jiri Levicek, recent winner of the Phillips Jazz Piano Competition. The world renowned One O'Clock Lab Band has performed in Finland, France, Germany, Portugal, Russia, Mexico, Australia and Thailand. Levicek counts among his influences Bill Evans, McCoy Tyner, Keith Jarrett and Brad Mehldau. Jeffry Eckels will be playing bass and Ross Pederson will be on drums.
Jazz Masterclass with The Jiri Levicek Trio - Saturday, October 24, 2009 at 10:00 am
The Wideman Piano Competition Winner - Anna Bulkina
Tuesday, March 9, 2010 - 7:30 pm [Note New Date]
Hear a young pianist on the cusp of a brilliant concert career! The annual Wideman Competition of Shreveport has a long and distinguished history of choosing young artists who have gone on to international careers, including Stanislav Ioudenitch who later captured the Gold Medal at the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. Other winners include Alon Goldstein, Esther Park, Tatiana Tessman, Yoonjung Han, Janice Fehlauer and Stanislav Khristenko. The gold medal winner of this year's competition is Anna Pavlovna Bulkina of Russia.
Continuum Piano Duo
Monday, April 12, 2010 - 7:30 p.m.
"Simply put, there is no musical organization in New York that produces more intellectually enticing or more viscerally satisfying programs than Continuum." - The New York Times
Enjoy the New York-based new music performance ensemble Continuum, featuring pianists and co-directors Joel Sachs and Cheryl Seltzer. Continuum's name embodies the philosophy that new music and old form an unbroken tradition. Aiming to expand the audience for recent music, it has performed throughout the United States, 25 tours to Europe, 10 to Asia, and 5 to Latin America. Don't miss this unique opportunity to hear tomorrow's duo-piano classics today, presented by two of modern music's most celebrated visionaries.